The Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II CARE PLANNING

    1. 3.Information to be obtained by the local authority in respect of a child to be or being looked after by them

    2. 4.Assessment

    3. 5.Child’s plan

  4. PART III GENERAL MATTERS AFFECTING LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

    1. 6.Death of a looked after child

    2. 7.Recommendations by local authority to Principal Reporter

  5. PART IV LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN CARED FOR BY PARENTS

    1. 8.Arrangements for child to be cared for by parents

    2. 9.Notification of occurrences involving the child

  6. PART V KINSHIP CARE

    1. 10.Kinship carers

    2. 11.Placement of child with kinship carer

    3. 12.Agreement with kinship carers

    4. 13.Notification of placement with kinship carer

    5. 14.Short-term placements in kinship care

    6. 15.Establishment of case records for kinship carers

    7. 16.Retention and confidentiality of case records for kinship carers

  7. PART VI FOSTERING PANELS

    1. 17.Appointment and composition of fostering panels

    2. 18.Meetings of the fostering panel

    3. 19.Appointment of medical advisers

    4. 20.Functions of the fostering panel

  8. PART VII FOSTERING

    1. 21.Foster carers

    2. 22.Approval of foster carers

    3. 23.Derivative approval of foster carers

    4. 24.Agreements with foster carers

    5. 25.Reviews and termination of approval

    6. 26.Review of approval: further provision

    7. 27.Placement of child with foster carer

    8. 28.Death or absence of the foster carer: continuation of placement

    9. 29.Notification of placement with foster carer

    10. 30.Short-term placements with foster carers

    11. 31.Establishment of case records for foster carers

    12. 32.Retention and confidentiality of case records for foster carers

  9. PART VIII FOSTERING AND KINSHIP CARE ALLOWANCES

    1. 33.Fostering and kinship care allowances

  10. PART IX LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN PLACED IN RESIDENTIAL ESTABLISHMENTS

    1. 34.Child placed in a residential establishment: notification

    2. 35.Child placed in residential establishment: information to be supplied

  11. PART X EMERGENCY MEASURES

    1. 36.Emergency placement with carer

    2. 37.Emergency placement in residential establishment

    3. 38.Review of emergency placement under regulation 36

    4. 39.Extension of emergency placement

    5. 40.Notification of an extended emergency placement

    6. 41.Review of emergency placement under regulation 37

  12. PART XI CASE RECORDS

    1. 42.Establishment of case records for looked after children

    2. 43.Retention and confidentiality of records

  13. PART XII REVIEW OF CHILD'S CASE

    1. 44.Review of child’s case: child cared for by parents or persons with parental responsibilities and parental rights

    2. 45.Review of the child’s case: child placed with kinship carer, foster carer or in a residential establishment

    3. 46.Local authority visits: child in placement

    4. 47.Termination of placement

  14. PART XIII ARRANGEMENTS WITH REGISTERED FOSTERING SERVICES

    1. 48.Arrangements with registered fostering services

    2. 49.Visits by local authorities

  15. PART XIV TRANSITIONAL AND SAVINGS PROVISION

    1. 50.Cases in progress under the Arrangements to Look After Children Regulations or the Fostering Regulations

    2. 51.Fostering allowances

  16. PART XV MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 52.Revocation

  17. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CHILD

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MATTERS TO BE SPECIFIED IN THE CHILD'S PLAN

      1. PART I MATTERS TO BE ADDRESSED IN THE CHILD'S PLAN TO BE MADE AND REVIEWED FOR A CHILD BEING LOOKED AFTER BY A LOCAL AUTHORITY

      2. PART II MATTERS TO BE ADDRESSED IN THE CHILD'S PLAN TO BE MADE AND REVIEWED FOR A CHILD PLACED BY A LOCAL AUTHORITY

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      INFORMATION AS TO PROSPECTIVE FOSTER CARER OR KINSHIP CARER AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MATTERS AND OBLIGATIONS TO BE COVERED IN FOSTER AND KINSHIP PLACEMENT AGREEMENTS

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      MATTERS AND OBLIGATIONS IN KINSHIP CARER AGREEMENTS

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      MATTERS AND OBLIGATIONS IN FOSTER CARER AGREEMENTS

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      ARRANGEMENTS WITH REGISTERED FOSTERING SERVICES

      1. PART I MATTERS AND OBLIGATIONS IN AGREEMENTS WITH REGISTERED FOSTERING SERVICES

      2. PART II MATTERS AND OBLIGATIONS IN AGREEMENTS WITH REGISTERED FOSTERING SERVICES WHERE ARRANGEMENT MADE IN RESPECT OF A PARTICULAR CHILD

  18. Explanatory Note